Wildlife Sciences - WILD

Courses

WILD 1100 WILDLIFE FOOD PLOT ESTABLISHMENT (2) LEC. 2. Fundamental concepts, issues, and concerns related to wildlife food plots and practical procedures for establishment of wildlife food plots. Fall.

WILD 2050 WILDLIFE CONSERVATION HISTORY AND LAW (3) LEC. 3. The history of wildlife conservation in North America, the conservation problems that have arisen since European settlement, and the laws and practices that have evolved to remedy them. Fall.

WILD 3280 WILDLIFE ECOLOGY, CONSERVATION, AND MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037. Fundamentals of wildlife management theory, application, and administration. Fall.

WILD 3750 ANALYSIS FOR WILDLIFE SCIENCES (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. STAT 2010 or STAT 2017 or STAT 2510 or STAT 2513 or STAT 2610 or STAT 3010. Applied training in data analysis tools commonly used in wildlife sciences. Spring.

WILD 3800 INTRODUCTION TO WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT IN SOUTHERN AFRICA (1) LEC. 1. Pr. WILD 2050 and WILD 3280. Provide students with knowledge of important wildlife management issues in southern Africa. Students will develop an understanding of pressing wildlife management issues in the region and learn how to apply that knowledge to future learning.

WILD 3810 STUDY ABROAD - WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT IN SOUTHERN AFRICA (3) AAB. 60. Pr. WILD 3800. Travel overseas to Swaziland and South Africa to engage in many of southern Africa's most pressing wildlife management issues.

WILD 4310 WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES (3) LEC. 1. LAB. 6. Pr. WILD 5280 or WILD 5290. Intensive study of field and laboratory techniques used to manage wildlife populations, including censusing, habitat mapping, prescribed burning, GIS and computer simulation.

WILD 4400 PROBLEM SOLVING IN WILDLIFE SCIENCES (2) LEC. 2. Pr. WILD 3280. "C" or better in WILD 3280. Applied training and tools used to solve problems in wildlife science. Spring.

WILD 4890 WILDLIFE POPULATION SCIENCE (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Pr. WILD 3280 and WILD 3750. WILD 3280 & WILD 3750 with a C or better. Principles of wildlife population dynamics, estimation of population parameters, and application of these principles and techniques to wildlife conservation and management.

WILD 4910 WILDLIFE SCIENCES SUMMER PRACTICUM (8) PRA. 8. Pr. WILD 3750 and WILD 4400 and BIOL 3060 and (FORY 3100 or BIOL 5120) and (BIOL 5740 or BIOL 5760 or FISH 5380). "C" or better in WILD 3750 and WILD 5400. Training and tools for wildlife ecology, conservation, and management, with emphasis on applied problem-solving. Summer.

WILD 4920 WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP (4) PRA. 4. SU. Departmental approval. Practical job experience under joint supervision of the Internship advisor and appropriate state, federal, or private agency. Training will prepare student for potential career employment.

WILD 4930 DIRECTED STUDIES (1-3) IND. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

WILD 4967 HONORS SPECIAL PROBLEMS (1-3) IND. Pr. Honors College. Topics of an undergraduate nature pertinent to wildlife sciences. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

WILD 4970 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-4) AAB. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit hours.

WILD 4997 HONORS THESIS (1-6) IND. Pr. Honors College. Departmental approval. Directed research and writing of honors thesis. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

WILD 5280 AVIAN ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT (2) LEC. 2. Pr. WILD 3280. With a "C or better" in WILD 3280. Intensive study of the ecology and management of selected waterfowl, galliforms, gruiforms, raptors, shorebirds, doves and pigeons, woodpeckers and neotropical migrants. Fall.

WILD 5290 MAMMALIAN ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT (2) LEC. 2. Pr. WILD 3280. With a "C or better" in WILD 3280. Intensive study of the ecology and management of selected artiodactyls, rodents, lagomorphs, bats, carnivores, and herps. Spring.

WILD 5410 HUMAN-WILDLIFE CONFLICTS (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 1. Pr. WILD 3280. Familiarizes students with basic philosophy, biology, and techniques related to managing negative human wildlife interactions.

WILD 5750 ANALYSIS FOR WILDLIFE SCIENCES (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. (STAT 2010 or STAT 2510 or STAT 2610 or STAT 3010). Applied training in data analysis tools commonly used in wildlife sciences. Spring.

WILD 5880 WILDLIFE HABITAT ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 4. Pr. WILD 3280. C or better in WILD 3280. The wildlife value, management, and restoration of common southeastern habitats.

WILD 5950 SEMINAR (1) SEM. 1. Pr. BIOL 3060 or WILD 3280 or FORY 4230. Discussion of scientific publications from a selected area in wildlife sciences. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

WILD 6280 AVIAN ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT (2) LEC. 2. Pr. WILD 3280. Intensive study of the ecology and management of selected waterfowl, galliforms, gruiforms, raptors, shorebirds, doves and pigeons, woodpeckers and neotropical migrants. Fall.

WILD 6290 MAMMALIAN ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT (2) LEC. 2. Pr. WILD 3280. Intensive study of the ecology and management of selected artiodactyls, rodents, lagomorphs, bats, carnivores, and herps. Fall.

WILD 6410/6416 HUMAN-WILDLIFE CONFLICTS (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 1. This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic philosophy, biology, and techniques related to managing negative human wildlife interactions. Spring.

WILD 6750 ANALYSIS FOR WILDLIFE SCIENCES (4) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Applied training in data analysis tools commonly used in wildlife sciences. Spring.

WILD 6880 WILDLIFE HABITAT ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 4. Pr. WILD 3280. "C" or better in WILD 3280. The wildlife value, management, and restoration of common southeastern habitats.

WILD 7070 UPLAND WILDLIFE ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 6. Pr. WILD 5280 or WILD 6280. Application of wildlife ecological theories and methods with emphasis on upland species and habitats. Several overnight field trips may be made. Fall.

WILD 7080 FOREST WILDLIFE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT (4) LEC. 4. Pr. WILD 5280 or WILD 6280. In-depth discussions into life history, biology, ecology, and management of important wildlife species of forested ecosystems. Management strategies for each species emphasized. Summer.

WILD 7100 PPLIED ECOLOGICAL MODELING (2) LEC. 2. Principles and techniques for modeling ecological systems in applied, management decision oriented contexts.

WILD 7150 ADVANCED ANALYSIS FOR ECOLOGICAL SCIENCES (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. STAT 7000. Applied training in advanced analytical procedures commonly used in ecological sciences including modeling of survival, reproduction, habitat selection, population growth, density-dependence, and morphometrics. Spring.

WILD 7200 WILDLIFE NUTRITIONAL ECOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Exploration of the basic nutrient requirements of free-ranging wildlife and comparison of requirements to related domestic species. Fall of odd years.

WILD 7250 WILDLIFE POPULATION ANALYSIS (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 3. Pr. WILD 6400 and WILD 7150. Estimation of survival and success rates for wildlife and fisheries populations. Theoretical approaches for model selection and population modeling. Spring, even years.

WILD 7350 WATERFOWL BIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. WILD 5280 or WILD 6280. Taxonomy, biology and management of waterfowl with emphasis on North American species. Spring of odd years.

WILD 7650 INTRODUCTION TO BAYESIAN MODELING IN NATURAL RESOURCES (2) LEC. 1. LAB. 2. Pr. WILD 7150. or instructor approval. Bayesian hierarchical modeling of ecological data. Advantages and criticisms of such models. Use of software for hierarchical modeling.

WILD 7930 DIRECTED STUDIES (1-3) IND/LEC. Departmental approval. Directed studies in subject matter not covered by an existing course or to supplement knowledge gained from existing course offerings. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours.

WILD 7970 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-4) IND. Departmental approval. Provides graduate students seeking the master's degree opportunities to work with individual wildlife science professors to investigate timely research topics. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit hours.

WILD 7990 RESEARCH AND THESIS (1-12) MST. Credit to be arranged.

WILD 8930 DIRECTED STUDIES (1-3) IND. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours.

WILD 8970 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-4) RES. Departmental approval. Provides graduate students seeking the doctoral degree opportunities to work with individual wildlife science professors to investigate timely research topics. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit hours.

WILD 8990 RESEARCH AND DISSERTATION (1-12) DSR.